ORIOLES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Orioles lineup vs. Twins - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Rule 5 pick Aneury Tavarez is getting another start in center field tonight, as the Orioles travel to Fort Myers again to play the Twins. Adam Jones could get back in the lineup for Saturday's home game against the Twins unless manager Buck Showalter wants to rest ... Read More
Via MASN
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Molina rips Jones for saying Puerto Rico celebrated early

Yadier Molina says Adam Jones made some uneducated comments about his opponent after the World Baseball Classic championship game, and the Puerto Rican team captain is demanding that Jones apologize for it.After the United States dominated Puerto Rico with an 8-0 win on Wednesday, Jones said the U.S. team was motivated by the Puerto Rican players planning a celebration and having...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spring training notes on Cedric Mullins, Trey Mancini and Jesus Liranzo - Steve Melewski

SARASOTA, Fla. - It happened on a back field at the Ed Smith Stadium complex and in a B game with the Orioles playing the Pirates. A young man from minor league camp standing just 5-foot-8 got into the box. He got a pitch to drive and didn't miss it. ... Read More
Via MASN
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Trumbo on lack of spring attention: "I couldn't care less" - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Last year's major league leader in home runs sits alone at his locker while another national reporter across the clubhouse locks up the saves leader in a prolonged conversation. Mark Trumbo is relieved that he isn't the subject of daily interview requests. He's certainly accessible, but he ... Read More
Via MASN
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Davis Should Swing More

One of the longstanding criticisms about the Orioles offense is their penchant to avoid walks like the plague. Since 2012, the Orioles rank 23rd in baseball in OBP, despite the fact that they are 6th in runs scored. The biggest reason? The team has hit far and away the most home runs in baseball during that time frame. One of the biggest reasons for that? Chris Davis, who leads all...
Via Camden Depot
7 hours ago

O's have questions before Spring Training ends

As the Orioles head into their final week of Spring Training, there are still some questions to be answered and roster decisions to be made. Here, in no particular order, are three of the biggest looming questions as the O's head into the homestretch before coming to Baltimore.
Via Orioles.com
20 hours ago

Darren O'Day: Underappreciated Relief Weapon

There are at least a few things about the Orioles that should have you excited for the upcoming season. In no particular order: Manny Machado, healthy versions of Chris Davis and Adam Jones, Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy's first year as a full-time starter, a lineup that should hit plenty of dingers, Hyun Soo Kim's sophomore MLB season, and more. It's hard to top anything Machado does...
Via Camden Depot
1 day ago

Adam Jones: US motivated by Puerto Rico’s celebration plans

The United States beat Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday night in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic to clinch their first ever title in the event.After the game, Adam Jones, who was stellar as a team leader, said on MLB Network that the team was motivated about some celebratory plans for Puerto Rico they heard about before the game.“Before the game, we got a note that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: Pedro Alvarez talks about returning to the Orioles

Pedro Alvarez returns to the Orioles for his second season with the organization.
Via MASN
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WATCH: Manny Machado on his World Baseball Classic experience

Manny machado speaks with the Baltimore media after representing the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.
Via MASN
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Analysis of the Baltimore Orioles in Spring Training

The Baltimore Orioles are participating in the Grapefruit League this offseason in Florida, which consists of teams from the American and National Leagues. Currently, the Orioles have a record of 12-11, which is fifth best in the 15-team Grapefruit League. Though Baltimore has the lowest team batting average at .227, the team has found ways to win games. Spring Training should not...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Q&A with O's prospect Cody Sedlock

As part of MLBPipeline.com's visit to all 30 Spring Training facilities, we'll be sitting down with prospects and getting to know them a little better. At Orioles camp, it was No. 2 prospect Cody Sedlock.
Via Orioles.com
2 days ago

Showalter has great quote about Adam Jones catch

Adam Jones’s remarkable catch robbing Baltimore Orioles teammate Manny Machado of a home run in the World Baseball Classic drew a lot of attention, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter may have had the best reaction.Showalter enjoyed the play, but the part he liked most was probably fairly unique to him.“Oh, my goodness,” Showalter said of the catch, via Eduardo A. Encina of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Scheduled to see Andrews, Ondrusek released by Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Right-hander Logan Ondrusek, due to have his elbow examined next week by Dr. James Andrews, has been released by the Baltimore Orioles. Ondrusek agreed in December to a non-guaranteed $650,000, one-year contract. The Orioles officially made the move Wednesday, and he is entitled to 30 days' termination pay, $106,557. Ondrusek's locker at Baltimore's spring...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles projected Opening Day starting lineup

Opening Day is Monday, April 3 for the Baltimore Orioles. Baltimore will face the Toronto Blue Jays at 3:05 PM to start a two-game series with Toronto. There will be some new faces in their lineup, but fans will still recognize most of the team. This is the lineup I expect Buck Showalter using on Opening Day. 1. Adam Jones, CF Jones played well in the 108 games he was in the leadoff...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Machado makes incredible throw from third base for a WBC putout

Baltimore Orioles’ third baseman Manny Machado has made plenty of dazzling plays in the field over the years, and he came up with a really impressive one for the Dominican Republic Thursday in the World Baseball Classic. With the Dominican team up 1-0 on Venezuela in the top of the sixth inning, Miguel Cabrera hit a hard ground ball down the third-base line. Machado managed to...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore’s Outfield Options Don’t Make Much Sense

Next week, we’re bringing back our annual Positional Power Rankings season preview, where we go through every team’s depth charts, position by position, to identify strengths and weaknesses. In preparation for the PPRs, we spend a lot of time checking over every team’s depth chart here on the site to try and make the playing time distributions as accurate as possible, and make...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tillman still out, but Orioles feel they have other options

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Baltimore Orioles right-handed pitcher Chris Tillman won't start a fourth consecutive season opener because of a sore right shoulder. After starting three straight openers, Tillman will get a cortisone injection in hopes of returning sooner rather than later. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said on Wednesday that Tillman, who has yet to pitch this spring, could...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Alvarez agrees to minor league deal with Orioles

A person familiar with the negotiations says Pedro Alvarez has agreed to a minor league contract to return to the Baltimore Orioles. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the agreement had not been announced. Alvarez would get a $2 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster and would have the chance to earn $3.5 million...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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